Inside Sources: House Bill Will Kill The Tech Ecosystem

When considering whether larger companies should be allowed to acquire smaller competitors, lawmakers should abandon the immediate presumption that “big is bad.” Instead, they should understand that acquisitions can support innovation, the broader economy, consumer welfare, and a competitive marketplace. Instead of deferring to a “big is bad” mentality, policymakers should recognize this reality and […]

A Bad Week for Trustbusters Means a Good Week for Consumers

Self-proclaimed trustbusters have not had a good week. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) much-publicized lawsuit calling for the break-up of Facebook was thrown out, as was the antitrust suit filed by New York and 45 other states. For consumers, the dismissal of both lawsuits is a positive, albeit temporary, step in the right direction of ensuring consumers can […]

Real Clear Policy: Antitrust Bill Will Undermine Competition and Consumer Choice

The introduction of the EPM Act is just another sign that legislators in Washington fail to understand the competitive nature of the tech marketplace and that the scope of antitrust law should always prioritize consumer welfare. Prohibiting tech companies from engaging in new lines of business, and thereby undermining competition and the incentive to innovate, […]

The Economic Standard: Washington’s War on Big Tech Continues

In an era of deep political divisions, no issue unifies Republicans and Democrats quite like punishing big tech. In the last twelve months, Senate Democrats and Republicans have released their own punitive proposals to reform America’s antitrust law. Additionally, Democrats in the House of Representatives just published a 450-page report on competition in digital markets that proposed reforms to “address anticompetitive […]

DC Should Prioritize Consumers, Not Big is Bad

On May 25, Washington D.C.’s Attorney General, Karl A. Racine, announced he filed a lawsuit against the tech giant Amazon for allegedly violating the district’s antitrust laws. In the press release following the filing, Racine claimed Amazon’s practices were “harming competition, stifling innovation, and illegally tilting the playing field in its favor.” Unfortunately for consumers […]

Antitrust Explainer

A package of five bills is set to be introduced by Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee. These bills seek to fundamentally change how the federal government approaches big tech and are being released at a time when Republicans and Democrats seek to reign in big tech and its influence. Rather than employing the consumer […]

Inside Sources: Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill Reveals Lack of Understanding of Today’s Big Tech Economy

While legislators will undoubtedly continue their attacks on big tech into the foreseeable future, it is clear that Klobuchar’s bill is underpinned by a flawed understanding of the tech industry’s current state, the consumer benefits that tech companies generate, and the support they have provided to small businesses. These factors alone should be enough to […]

Town Hall: New York Should Ditch “Big Is Bad”

While much of the political attention around antitrust reform has centered on the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, legislators at the state level are also proposing punitive reforms that continue to articulate an outdated presumption that “big is bad.” New York, the state home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, is currently considering antitrust legislation to enshrine “big is […]

Inside Sources: Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill Reveals Lack of Understanding of Today’s Big Tech Economy

CALERA shows a misunderstanding of the current state of the big tech industry; and second, the bill fails to consider the numerous consumer benefits large tech companies have brought to U.S. consumers. Failing to place consumers at the heart of antitrust reform means any proposals can have significant long-term repercussions for the group antitrust law […]

Letter Urges Congress Not to Change Antitrust Laws to Target Firms

Today, ACI joined a coalition of groups urging Congress to oppose changes to our antitrust standards that would drive courts to break up and destroy American technology companies. We believe that antitrust regulators and lawmakers should adhere to the prudent, decades-old consumer welfare standard, which has long been a foundation for antitrust enforcement and that […]